changing the story

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‘What do I want to make of myself, and what do I have to work with?”*

‘In my experience, the flat-footed grow conservative; the nimble-footed get imaginative.’**

Humans change the story.

It used to be about the survival of the fittest, about natural selection, but we have found ways of stepping outside of this.  When we use our imaginations, we give ourselves a chance.

We wrongly think humility is about taking a lower view of ourselves but, for many, it’s about taking a higher view.

(*Erik Erikson, quoted in Eugene Peterson’s Run with the Horses.)
(**From Linda Rottenberger’s Crazy is a Compliment.)

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